Welcome to Broughton Primary School.
We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.
In the last couple of years our sporting and academic success has grown year on year. Our small classes ensure that we are able to nurture everyone's potential.
We invest heavily in areas our pupils enjoy and excel in. We have installed a full theatrical lighting rig and control desk in the hall, bought new flexible staging and installed a pupil kitchen to enable pupils to prepare and cook.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.
Thank you for visiting!
We think you will get a much better flavour after a visit to the school - contact us on 01794 301286 and we will give you a personalised tour. As we are located on a very quiet lane we do not advertise and hold open days - we believe you can find out much more by coming along to see our school in action.
Lucy Macey - Head teacher
Clare Yates - Administration Officer
The main school building has level access, and we have a dedicated library, SEN rooms, excellent wireless IT facilities, and outstanding grounds. In addition to our large field we have a wildlife area with two ponds, a shaded circle of log seats, a large sandpit and a long play trail. FOBS (Friends of Broughton School) is our equivalent of a PTA, it is an extremely active body raising several thousand pounds each year to help further develop our learning environment. The school has a very rural setting with fields on three sides, and yet is at the heart of village life with close links to the community and with the church (though we are not a church school). We have several members of the community who come in to school to hear pupils read and work with classes.
The children are allocated into one of three houses, Fripp, Steele or Dowse (all named after important past residents of the area). All pupils take playtime together and mix right from day one. We have a very simple behaviour code with just 4 golden rules – this is linked to our Friday afternoon “Golden Time” activities when children can choose what they would like to do for part of Friday afternoon. Activities can include computing, paper aeroplane design, ten-pin bowling, craft activities, outdoor sports, construction and many others, with pupils from year R right up to year 6 mixed together.
We have links with Kajwenge School in Uganda via Education Uganda. We have an annual fund raiser to raise money for chalk and writing equipment for the year ahead. Our school council choose two other charities each year to support and we organise events in the Summer term to support them. Our school council is made up of two representatives from each class including the youngest.
School dinners are cooked on the premises and are very popular. In Summer term there is the extra choice of picnic lunches which the children eat outside when the weather is fine.
We run many clubs which change each term – some at lunchtime, some after school. These include chess, board games, craft, art, computers, football, sports skills, choir and so on. We use specialist sports staff to run games lessons and some after schools clubs to ensure the children receive high quality coaching staff. All of our clubs are free of charge.
In February 2013 we were inspected by Ofsted and the school was graded “Good” in all categories. Even more encouraging were some of the comments made by the Inspector:
“Pupils behave impeccably..and try very hard to complete their work in lessons. Pupils’ behaviour when learning is exceptional. Pupils are bursting full of ideas and really appreciate the way teachers listen to them. The enthusiastic support from parents has helped the school create an extremely high-quality outdoor environment. The school has improved substantially since the last inspection (2011) under the strong leadership of the Head teacher so that pupils achieve well.”
We have a pre-school club which runs daily and is available on an adhoc basis so children can be dropped off without making long term bookings. We are also running an after school club until 5.30pm but places need to be booked with at least 36 hours notice. A wide variety of activities are offered, and the sessions are led by a qualified member of staff.